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Breathe: A Letter to My Sons This book spoke to me so deeply Although the words were from a mother to her sons, I a dad of 3 daughters could totally feel so much of what she was saying I want my children to definitely know their time isn t the only timethat they stand on the shoulders of an amazing legacy I want to raise them conscious of the world that begat them and their ancestors, but shaping them with a mind for the world they dream to create Imani seems to have given her children the tool and compass to do th This book spoke to me so deeply Although the words were from a mother to her sons, I a dad of 3 daughters could totally feel so much of what she was saying I want my children to definitely know their time isn t the only timethat they stand on the shoulders of an amazing legacy I want to raise them conscious of the world that begat them and their ancestors, but shaping them with a mind for the world they dream to create Imani seems to have given her children the tool and compass to do that Any and every parent can get so much from this book, especially African American parents Perry is an amazing writer, who lived up to the hype Thank you Goodreads for this giveaway I will be reading all of her previous works Explores The Terror, Grace, And Beauty Of Coming Of Age As A Black Person In Contemporary America And What It Means To Parent Our Children In A Persistently Unjust WorldEmotionally Raw And Deeply Reflective, Imani Perry Issues An Unflinching Challenge To Society To See Black Children As Deserving Of Humanity She Admits Fear And Frustration For Her African American Sons In A Society That Is Increasingly Racist And At Times Seems Irredeemable However, As A Mother, Feminist, Writer, And Intellectual, Perry Offers An Unfettered Expression Of Love Finding Beauty And Possibility In Life And She Exhorts Her Children And Their Peers To Find The Courage To Chart Their Own Paths And Find Steady Footing And Inspiration In Black TraditionPerry Draws Upon The Ideas Of Figures Such As James Baldwin, W E B DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, And Ida B Wells She Shares Vulnerabilities And Insight From Her Own Life And From Encounters In Places As Varied As The West Side Of Chicago Birmingham, Alabama And New England Prep SchoolsWith Original Art For The Cover By Ekua Holmes,Breathe Offers A Broader Meditation On Race, Gender, And The Meaning Of A Life Well Lived And Is Also An Unforgettable Lesson In Black Resistance And Resilience [PDF / Epub] ☉ The End (The 30-Day Collective Book 1) Author Ellen A. 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Intellectual !!> Epub ➥ Big Magic ➤ Author Elizabeth Gilbert – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Perry Offers An Unfettered Expression Of Love Finding Beauty And Possibility In Life And She Exhorts Her Children And Their Peers To Find The Courage To Chart Their Own Paths And Find Steady Footing And Inspiration In Black TraditionPerry Draws Upon The Ideas Of Figures Such As James Baldwin [Reading] ➸ Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, Author Drew Hayes – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk W E B DuBois [Ebook] ↠ Dangerous Author Amanda Quick – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Emily Dickinson [ PDF / Epub ] ★ Succeed and Grow Rich through Persuasion Author Napoleon Hill – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Toni Morrison [PDF] ↠ Agile Software Requirements Author Dean Leffingwell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Ralph Waldo Emerson !!> BOOKS ✶ The Last Kids on Earth ✬ Author Max Brallier – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Ida B Wells She Shares Vulnerabilities And Insight From Her Own Life And From Encounters In Places As Varied As The West Side Of Chicago Birmingham !!> PDF ✮ Fusiliers ❤ Author Mark Urban – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Alabama And New England Prep SchoolsWith Original Art For The Cover By Ekua Holmes,Breathe Offers A Broader Meditation On Race [Ebook] The Martian By Andy Weir – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Gender [PDF / Epub] ☉ Tarot for Magical Times Author Rachel Pollack – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And The Meaning Of A Life Well Lived And Is Also An Unforgettable Lesson In Black Resistance And Resilience If you ve read Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates, you will appreciate the perspective of Imani Perry in Breathe A Letter to My Sons.Where Coates was contemplative in describing the effects of having grown up in a system designed for his failure and prosecution on the way he approaches the fathering of his son Perry is urgent in conveying that, though the world was not built to accommodate her son s Blackness, their Blackness is no less beautifuleven if the world wants to convey If you ve read Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates, you will appreciate the perspective of Imani Perry in Breathe A Letter to My Sons.Where Coates was contemplative in describing the effects of having grown up in a system designed for his failure and prosecution on the way he approaches the fathering of his son Perry is urgent in conveying that, though the world was not built to accommodate her son s Blackness, their Blackness is no less beautifuleven if the world wants to convey otherwise There are fingers itching to have a reason to cage or even slaughter you My God, what hate for beauty this world breeds They say they are afraid I do not believe it is fear It is bloodlust I am a mother I have a daughter and a son Both are Black and far too close for my own comfort to becoming independent parts of this stilted world my faith in humanity is tested every time I turn on the news, listen to the radio, or simply scroll my Instagram feed so I understand the place of fear and resignation Perry speaks It s frustrating to bear witness to the plethora of ways Blackness is devalued but see people attempt to invalidate those injustices Instead of asking the right questions, they choose to assign blame to the victim and ask how you could ve stopped insert injustice here from happening As if the power to do so has ever belonged to you.As an adult, you re able to see the inequities, and have the ability to articulate them to others but you know that won t matter The hopelessness, anger, and overall impotence that causes is heartrending and, when you add the fact of your own children soon being forced to traverse those same channelswellit hits different No matter how just so I have tried, and often failed, to make things, I have known from the very first day of each of your lives that I cannot guarantee your safety That is what the voyeurs want to drink in That is why they make me so madBecause the truth is it is frighteningDespite the despair and fear, though, it s clear Perry has a sliver of hope that her sons will find their way And while she wants them to be aware of how their Blackness will color, confuse, and complicate their place within the world, she doesn t want them to be so defined by the world s ignorance they fail to become who they re capable of being The routes have always been rough West Africa to Barbados to South Carolina Maryland to Alabama To Chicago from Mississippi By boat, by train, by foot, each time an unsteady cruelty You, revenant, must learn to possess an impeccable balance Claim your earth as you see fit and ride above it Imani Perry has offered the world a proclamation in the form of this letter and I suspect her sons are not the only children for whom her words will be of value I enjoyed this thoroughly and recommend it highlyThank you to Edelweiss for this Advanced eGalley Opinion is my own and was not influenced What an incredibly brilliant and gifted writer Read this book and become a better human being. Exceedingly beautiful While this may be a letter to Dr Perry s sons it is really an ode to her Blackness, Southerness, and womanness It is evident that Perry s dominance as a legal scholar informs her eloquence as a literary force I would recommend this a million times over to Black mothers, Blackness, race, or really to anyone interested in the human experience Exquisite. Would highly recommend A short read with beautiful proses. I received this ARC for free from the publisher The following is my unbiased review.I am not African American and I have never lived in a community that could be called diverse I doubt I fall in the book s target demographic But I am a mother and, like Perry, have hopes and dreams for my children Perry s letter to her sons touched me in many ways And, as I expected, there were parts of the text that I couldn t relate to and or understand Our shared love for our kids opened me to consider I received this ARC for free from the publisher The following is my unbiased review.I am not African American and I have never lived in a community that could be called diverse I doubt I fall in the book s target demographic But I am a mother and, like Perry, have hopes and dreams for my children Perry s letter to her sons touched me in many ways And, as I expected, there were parts of the text that I couldn t relate to and or understand Our shared love for our kids opened me to consider how those un understandable sections are the gates to a deeper appreciation for those of whom I know too little.One section relating broken glass to broken hearts was notably beautiful to me It ends The shards of heartbreak cannot simply be thrown away They have to be reworked This requires a careful examination, a tender holding Of whoever is broken, whether it is you or someone else I can relate to this in my heart These words, in particular, bring me closer to Perry and I becomeinterested in what joins us together.This book is not a call to action There are no instructions on how to solve our racial challenges But, as you read Perry s words to her sons you can be inspired to door do differently in an effort to build apositive global community I received this book from the author a few weeks back The book was phenomenal As someone who plans to have kids in the future I fear for my sons I fear that they will have to grow up fast in a world that will not understand how precious are due to the preconceived notions America has place on them Imani Perry does a great job of acknowledging every mother s fear for their children as well as acknowledging how precious Black children are Thank you Imani Perry


About the Author: Imani Perry

Imani Perry, a professor of African American studies at Princeton, first appeared in print at age 3 in the Birmingham Alabama News in a photo of her and her parents at a protest against police brutality She has published widely on topics ranging from racial inequality to hip hop and is active across various media She earned a Ph.D from Harvard University, a J.D from Harvard Law School and a bachelor s degree from Yale University from


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